Newcastle Arrange Dundee United Centenary Pre-Season Game


Newcastle United have arranged another pre-season friendly when they will travel to Scottish Premier League side Dundee United to help kick off their Centenary Season celebrations at Tannadice Park on Sunday, August 2 (kick-off 3pm).

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The Dundee club are proudly celebrating 100 years since it was founded.

Inspired by the example of Hibernian in Edinburgh, the Irish Catholic community in Dundee formed the football club in 1909, following the demise of Dundee Harp.

Originally called Dundee Hibernian, after the Edinburgh team, the club took over Clepington Park (renamed Tannadice Park) from Dundee Wanderers, and played their inaugural game on 18th August, 1909 against Hibernian, with the match ending in a 1–1 draw.

The following year, the club was voted into the Scottish Football League.

The club was saved from going out of business in October 1923 by a group of Dundee businessmen who then decided to change the club’s name to Dundee United in order to attract wider appeal. It turns out the name Dundee City was considered first, but when that was protested by long standing city rivals Dundee FC, they decided to use Dundee United instead.

This game will be the 4th pre-season friendly arranged by the club after already confirming pre-season games at Darlington (July 18) and Huddersfield (July 21), as well as a home friendly against Leeds United (July 29).

The Centenary pre-season game will not be the first time Newcastle have played Dundee United, with the first being when Joe Harvey’s Newcastle side began the defence of their Fairs Cup crown at Tannadice in September, 1969, and we played again in the Texaco Cup in the 1973/74 season.

It should be a good game for both sides, in preparing them for the season ahead.  News this morning that Newcastle may also play two games in Ireland before mid July, so that’s 6 pre-season games so we should be ready for the opener at WBA on August 8th.

The Tannadice club are currently managed by former Scotland international Craig Levein since October, 2006, and enjoyed a good 5th-placed finish in the SPL last season. They finished on 52 points and tied with 4th placed Aberdeen, and they will be looking to improve on that next season.

Newcastle will be looking to improve on last season too, and our hope is that we can claw ourselves back to the Premier League, but w’ell all have to wait and see on that one, after the disasters we went through in the last campaign.

Appointing a manager soon would help of course.

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25 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Jun 19, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #1

    who is making these fixtures???

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  • Johno Toon

    Jun 19, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #2

    i can only assume houghton

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  • Dan4Toon

    Jun 19, 2009 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #3

    You don’t have to plat top quality sides when they play like the weaker team anyways where as you can play a not very good team but they really want to win because its Nufc. Its about getting a good workout! 🙂

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  • Mac

    Jun 19, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #4

    I am sick i just want some news, i am sick of watching for the sky news info bar. Is it too early to go on the wine.

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  • batty

    Jun 19, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Mac // Jun 19, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    I am sick i just want some news, i am sick of watching for the sky news info bar. Is it too early to go on the wine
    <<<< na get a couple of bottles doon y neck sonna

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 19, 2009 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #6
  • batty

    Jun 19, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #7

    aye you could be right ranger but cant see him staying m8 hope he dus a dyer when weve sold him

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  • belfast toon

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #8

    this is torture

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  • batty

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #9

    ive just had a text off me m8 saying he,s seen shearer ariiveing a sjp

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Plop.

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  • Mac

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Well I tried but failed the wine is open.

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  • batty

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #12

    drip drip drip drip drip

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  • komfort

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #13

    talking of drink-i hope your still on the wagon mr murray..you were acting a bit odd last neet..

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  • batty

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #14

    komfort // Jun 19, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    talking of drink-i hope your still on the wagon mr murray..you were acting a bit odd last neet..
    <<<<<aye still on it m8 i was just after an arguement last nite but it didnt work and did u know that today is suppose to be the happyest day of the year

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  • Mac

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Batty tell your mate to stop being a lying helmet

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  • komfort

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #16

    you deserve a medal for giving up one of lifes essentials..

    ..happy why ?

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  • batty

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #17

    u have to laugh what sad fckers we are hangin aroond for a bit of news lol

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  • batty

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #18

    duno komf it said on tele m8

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #19

    batty

    ive just seen kaka in the metro centre 😉

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  • batty

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #20

    RyanToon // Jun 19, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    batty

    ive just seen kaka in the metro centre
    <<<<fck off ryan they havent got a metro centre in essex lol

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  • batty

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #21

    my m8 just text and said theres a crowd gathering now outside SJP

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #22

    😉 oh yeah

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #23

    batty. stop it im getting excited

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 19, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #24

    man city agree 18m fee for santa clause

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 20, 2009 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #25

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